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THE WEDDING PARTY BRIDAL SHOW @ THE SAN DIEGO HARD ROCK HOTEL 03.26.11

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JOIN US AT THE WEDDING PARTY BRIDAL SHOW MARCH 2011 03.22.11

The Wedding Party Bridal Show is very excited to bring San Diego’s truly local, sophisticated and stylish bridal show for over 11 years back to the dynamic Hard Rock Hotel San Diego!

Our 22nd show will be an upbeat, exciting, stylish and fun celebration of wedding style and planning at its finest. Our theme for this event is “True Beauty” and the show will feature many special attractions and promotions celebrating that all brides are beautiful including our Real brides are beautiful fashion show, our True Beauty lounge with lingerie fashions and boudoir photo shoots on site, and our regular show features like our couture fashion shows on the catwalk, rehearsal Dinner restaurant Row, CONSULT-A-THON and over 100 of the finest wedding services- everything you need to plan a special San Diego wedding!

 

Here is a glimpse of the fun experiences to be had……see you all there on Sunday!!

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WEDDING VISION: VENUE ~ THE SAINT FRANCIS CHAPEL & SAN DIEGO MUSEUM OF MAN 02.24.11

SAINT FRANCIS CHAPEL is located in scenic Balboa Park on the south side of the California Plaza, across the street from the main entrance to the Museum of Man. Designed by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue as an example of a Spanish Colonial church, the Chapel was built to add a religious note to the Panama-California Exposition of 1915.

The interior decoration was executed by Goodhue and Carlton M. Winslow. The Chapel is a blend of stark mission simplicity with tile floor, ceiling of heavy beams, and bench seating with an elaborately decorated gold leaf altar. The altar includes elegant modeled figures of the Virgin and Child, flanked on the left by Saint Francis Xavier and on the right by San Diego de Alcalá

The Saint Francis Chapel is one of San Diego’s favorite choices for wedding and commitment ceremonies. This dignified sanctuary is non-denominational, welcoming the services of all faiths.

The Saint Francis Chapel is one of San Diego’s favorite choices for wedding and commitment ceremonies. This non-denominational sanctuary welcomes the services of all faiths. The Saint Francis Chapel is available for weddings, subject to availability.

 

Set your sights on the landmark California Building, with its majestic tower and tiled dome. Your guests can assemble among the distincive exhibits of the spacious Museum Rotunda, or enjoy the beautiful façade of the Museum in our Spanish-style outdoor courtyard. Stunning and historic, the San Diego Museum of Man is the ideal venue for any event!

 

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LOUNGE APPEAL EVENT DEALS!! 02.17.11

Lounge Appeal is offering 25% off of all San Diego-based events on all inventory for events in March through July 2011.

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CLASSIC PARTY RENTALS GOES GREEN WITH CLASSIC BAMBOO! 02.15.11

The Bridal Bar is delighted to announce the news about the exciting new partnership between Classic Party Rentals and Bamboo Studio.

Classic Bamboo is a revolutionary all-occasion disposable bamboo dinnerware for foodservice. Handcrafted from the sheath of the emerging bamboo plant, these dynamic new serving pieces are elegant, strong, and environmentally friendly.

• Sturdy, strong and durable

• Leak resistance

• Microwavable

• Handcrafted from Bamboo sheath

• No harsh chemicals or bleaches used

• Requires little energy to make and 100% biodegradable

“Our intention is to do what we can to ensure our environmental impact is as low as it can be. This, we have decided, is a cornerstone of our mission in the upcoming years. We are committed to looking back with pride at having done what we can, spread what we learn, and participate in our industry’s goals of becoming sustainable. We welcome all partners in this mission.”
- Mike Bjornstad, COO Classic Party Rentals

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WEDDING VISION: VENUE ~ THE OMNI HOTEL SAN DIEGO 02.04.11

A San Diego Wedding Location That Will Make Your Dreams Come True

Yours is the ideal romance. To celebrate, make your San Diego wedding reception an event to remember.

The Omni San Diego Hotel is the ideal wedding site for all of your wedding celebration needs: from engagement parties, bridal showers and rehearsal dinners, to the perfect wedding reception and farewell brunch.

So now that you’ve fallen in love with each other, come fall in love with the Omni San Diego Hotel. We’ll make your wedding dreams come true.

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WEDDING VISION: VENUE ~ NTC PROMENADE 02.03.11

The most memorable event of your life can be in one romantic and enchanting setting.

NTC Promenade is situated on acres of lush landscaping in the heart of the historic arts and culture district at Liberty Station. The venues offer a unique blend of catering options, professional staff that pay meticulous attention to every detail, and space for events as small as 20 and as large as 600.

Our convenient Point Loma location is just minutes from Downtown and San Diego International Airport, offering hassle-free accessibility and plenty of free parking. We’ve set the new standard for world-class events.

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WE WELCOME LA VALENCIA 02.02.11

The Bridal Bar is wonderfully excited to add La Valencia Hotel to our grand catalogue of ceremony and reception venues.

Overlooking the Pacific since 1926, La Valencia is a charming boutique hotel offering a tradition of elegance and unparalleled service. Situated atop La Jolla Cove and just steps from miles of stunning coastline, world-class museums, shopping and galleries, La Valencia is a perfect blend of location and recreation. The Mediterranean inspired architecture and décor, including beautiful courtyards, hand painted murals and exquisite Spanish mosaics, evokes old-world charm. Boasting perfectly appointed accommodations, the 113 luxury guest rooms, suites and Ocean Villas are decorated using warm tropical hues, luxurious textiles, custom furnishings and feature stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, the lush tropical landscaping, or the picturesque La Jolla village. With three distinctive restaurants including the award winning Sky Room, and full conference, catering, and wedding facilities with both indoor and outdoor banquet space, La Valencia’s extensive menu of services and amenities make it an ideal location to vacation, host a meeting or celebrate a wedding. We invite you to experience the beauty of Southern California in one of San Diego’s most elegant and historic hotels, and to become a part of La Valencia’s history.

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WE WELCOME SAINT FRANCIS CHAPEL & THE SAN DIEGO MUSEUM OF MAN 01.20.11

The Bridal Bar is utterly excited to add Saint Francis Chapel & The San Diego Museum of Man to our elite catalogue of ceremony and reception venues.

 

Stunning and historic, the San Diego Museum of Man is the ideal venue for any event. Imagine your guests as they assemble underneath the landmark 100 foot Museum Rotunda dome for that special reception or corporate event. Just steps away, enjoy the beautiful façade and breath-taking surroundings of the Museum from our California Plaza. In a quiet corner of the building, the remarkable Saint Francis Chapel awaits your guests for that unique wedding or commitment ceremony. The Saint Francis Chapel is one of San Diego’s favorite choices for wedding and commitment ceremonies. This non-denominational sanctuary welcomes the services of all faiths.

 

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A WORD FROM THE EXPERTS ~ MUSIC 10.26.10

The placement of the entertainment plays an important part in the success of your reception. There seems to be a little trend of centering the dance floor and then placing the DJ on an opposite wall or in a corner, sometimes as much as 50-75 feet away. In most cases there are tables between the DJ and the dance floor. Whether you are using a band or a dj, they need to be located where they can best do their job, and that is by the dance floor. The speakers need to be up on stands for the best possible sound, and you don’t want tables with guests between the speakers and the dance floor. Two major problems arise when this takes place: one is that the guests seated at the tables in front of the speakers are usually not happy about it, and the other is the music volume needs to be louder since it has to travel further to reach the dance floor. It is also important that when the band or dj is doing the introductions or facilitating the toast that they can be seen as well as heard. If you’ve ever been to an event where someone is making an announcement, but you don’t know where it’s coming from, you notice everyone in attendance looking around the room trying to find out where the announcer is. And finally, a professional DJ with good equipment does not need a lot of room; a 5 foot by 4 foot space is usually enough. With a little planning you can still have the dance floor centered and the DJ next to it. Please consider these thoughts when planning your special event. Your dj or band will appreciate it. And in the end, so will you and your guests.

~ Mike

Mike Hogan is a full time professional DJ/Emcee with over 20 years of event experience. He is considered by many as one of the best and the majority of his business is by referral. Mike is a preferred vendor at over 30 of San Diego’s finest hotels and event venues including The Hotel Del Coronado, La Costa Resort and Spa, The La Valencia Resort, The Rancho Bernardo Inn and The Grand Del Mar. He is also the DJ of choice for many of San Diego’s top reception coordinators and corporate event planners. Mike has fun at what he does and takes great pride in a full dance floor and a happy client; you can rest assured he will do all he can to assist in the success of your celebration! Entertainment At Large can also take care of all your lighting needs, from Custom Glass Gobos to LED uplighting we will make your venue look it’s best!


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